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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched in spring 2017, but speculation for their successors is already in full flow. As is always the way, as soon as one great device appears, there are always those wanting more. Here are all the rumours relating to... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 will be unveiled at MWC 2018, and this is what it will look like

Samsung Galaxy S9 will be unveiled at MWC 2018, and this is what it will look like

By Max Langridge

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9+ on 27 February at Mobile World Congress, according to Korean news outlet The Bell, and translated by MySmartPrice. The site has a small table showing the unveiling and launch dates of the previous Galaxy S flagships... Read more

Apple imagined a version of Siri that can whisper responses to you

Apple imagined a version of Siri that can whisper responses to you

By Elyse Betters

Siri sucks to use in public.Think about it: whether you're in a library or a grocery store, it's awkward to use Siri. She's loud. But, imagine if she could whisper. Would you use it more then? Apple seems to be asking itself this very question, according... Read more

Unboxing a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S7 - how new-looking is it?

Unboxing a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S7 - how new-looking is it?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Previously, Quick Mobile Fix sent us a refurbished iPhone to check out, to see if it looks and feels like a new phone. This time out, it’s a Galaxy S7 in pristine condition bundle.To keep the phone extra secure, the actual phone itself shipped in a... Read more

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

Long before the Nokia 8 was launched, there was a lot of talk of there being two flagship handsets. Some went as far as saying that the Nokia 8 was going to launch in two sizes which didn't happen: we were given one Nokia 8 and the rumour cycle was reset. But... Read more

Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 9 3C certification adds weight to January launch

Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 9 3C certification adds weight to January launch

By Max Langridge

A recent 3C certification in China for the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 9 now all but confirms the two phones will be unveiled at Nokia's media event in China on 19 January. The 3C certification is the China Compulsory Certificate, and is China's version... Read more

Nokia 8 review: Flagship specs, mid-range feels
4.0 stars

Nokia 8 review: Flagship specs, mid-range feels

By Chris Hall

Nokia filled the gap at the top of its smartphone portfolio with the Nokia 8, the flagship phone that we'd been waiting for since the announcement of Nokia's return, which has seen the birth of the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 in the first year of its life.On the... Read more

Nokia camera app APK points to telephoto and wide angle dual-lens camera for Nokia 9

Nokia camera app APK points to telephoto and wide angle dual-lens camera for Nokia 9

By Max Langridge

Nokia's upcoming Nokia 9 flagship could be one of the first phones ever with a telephoto and wide-angle dual-lens camera system, if a recent leak is to be believed. Nokia has recently pushed out a beta version of Android Oreo to the Nokia 5 and with it,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 schematics reaffirm repositioned fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy S9 schematics reaffirm repositioned fingerprint scanner

By Max Langridge

Just a day after we finally saw some renders of the Samsung Galaxy S9, some schematic drawings have appeared on Chinese social site Weibo, often the source of many accurate smartphone leaks, that confirm the next flagship will get a new-look back panel.... Read more

Google Assistant comes to Android L phones and Android M and N tablets

Google Assistant comes to Android L phones and Android M and N tablets

By Elyse Betters

Google has announced it is expanding its Google Assistant service so that it will be available on more mobile devices.It's coming to Android Lollipop phones as well as Android Marshmallow and Nougat tablets. It'll launch on Android Lollipop phones where... Read more

In-display fingerprint sensors may finally be a thing in 2018 thanks to Synaptics

In-display fingerprint sensors may finally be a thing in 2018 thanks to Synaptics

By Max Langridge

When smartphone manufacturers moved to infinity-style displays in 2017, virtually removing all bezels around the screen, many expected some to adopt in-display fingerprint scanners. Both Samsung and Apple were heavily rumoured to adopt the technology... Read more

Three free roaming now covers 71 destinations: Here's where you can use your phone at no extra cost

Three free roaming now covers 71 destinations: Here's where you can use your phone at no extra cost

By Rik Henderson

UK mobile operator Three has announced that it has extended its Feel at Home free roaming incentive to include 11 new countries, including much of South America. That takes the total number of destinations covered by its service (also known as Go Roam)... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get much-improved iris scanning

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get much-improved iris scanning

By Max Langridge

A report fresh out of Korea has said that Samsung will give the Galaxy S9 and S9+ a much improved iris scanner over the Galaxy S8, which will be used to provide extra security for sensitive information. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaked renders reveal repositioned fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaked renders reveal repositioned fingerprint scanner

By Max Langridge

We're likely only a few months away from the official launch of Samsung's next flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, yet we've only just seen our first set of renders. The renders have been created by Samsungmobile.News and are based on a now removed... Read more

New Nokia 6 (2018) leaked in TENAA report

New Nokia 6 (2018) leaked in TENAA report

By Rik Henderson

A new version of the Nokia 6 is on the way, if a report posted on the Chinese communications regulator's website is to be believed.TENAA certification has been given to a handset going under the codename TA-1054, which is thought to be a dual-SIM version... Read more

Google releases AR sticker packs for Pixel phones, have a selfie with a Stormtrooper

Google releases AR sticker packs for Pixel phones, have a selfie with a Stormtrooper

By Max Langridge

Google has begun rolling out new AR sticker packs to all Pixel devices running Android 8.1 Oreo. The sticker packs include characters from the upcoming Star Wars film Episode VI: The Last Jedi and Netflix's Stranger Things, as well as foodmoji, 3D text... Read more

LG G7: What's the story so far?

LG G7: What's the story so far?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG normally releases two flagship smartphones a year, one in the form of the G-Series at the beginning of the year and the other in the form of the V-Series towards the latter half of the year.With that in mind, the LG G7 is the next smartphone expected... Read more

HTC U11 EYEs with dual selfie-cam could be unveiled soon

HTC U11 EYEs with dual selfie-cam could be unveiled soon

By Max Langridge

HTC may not be done with smartphone releases for 2017, or we may already have a glimpse at what to expect come the turn of the New Year. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is expected to go back to its 2014 roots and resurrect the Eye branding for... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's new mobile platform

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's new mobile platform

By Chris Hall

Qualcomm has announced its next-gen mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845. Introduced at the company's Snapdragon Summit it is aimed squarely at 2018's most exciting devices.This platform takes the Snapdragon 835, which powered over 120 different devices... Read more

New Huawei P-series smartphone could be the best camera phone yet

New Huawei P-series smartphone could be the best camera phone yet

By Rik Henderson

Huawei has been focusing a lot on the photo-taking abilities of its handsets in latter times, but its next P-series smartphone is sure to be the best yet - if a range of leaked ad creatives are anything to go by.Details on an alleged "Huawei PCE Series"... Read more

Nokia could finally unveil the Nokia 9 in 2018, alongside a new Nokia 8

Nokia could finally unveil the Nokia 9 in 2018, alongside a new Nokia 8

By Max Langridge

The Nokia 9 may finally see the light of day in early-2018, according to Chinese media site MyDrivers.The flagship smartphone has received its fair share of rumours during 2017, with many expecting it to launch before the year was out, but that doesn't... Read more

Honor View 10 is a 6-inch flagship with facial recognition and other Apple-esque talents

Honor View 10 is a 6-inch flagship with facial recognition and other Apple-esque talents

By Rik Henderson

As well as the much-anticipated Honor 7X, the Chinese manufacturer also announced a 5.99-inch device that it terms its first “AI smartphone”.It’s similar to parent company Huawei’s Mate 10 – certainly aiming for the same sector – and is powered... Read more

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition phone announced - see it here

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition phone announced - see it here

By Elyse Betters

If you love OnePlus and Star Wars, prepare to lose your mind.With Star Wars: The Last Jedi about to hit cinemas in two weeks, we’re seeing all sorts of merchandise pop up, and that includes tie-ins with tech companies such as OnePlus, which has just... Read more

Zizo Bolt explored: It's one tough case

Zizo Bolt explored: It's one tough case

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The Zizo Wireless Bolt series is the company's flagship case. It fits not only the latest iPhones, including the new iPhone X, but also other manufacturers leading flagship handsets including phones from Samsung, LG, and ZTE.We take a closer look as to... Read more

Best Android phones 2017: These are the Androids you're looking for

Best Android phones 2017: These are the Androids you're looking for

By Britta O'Boyle

Android now makes up a huge proportion of the smartphone market. Unlike Apple where you have the choice of a smaller, larger or super expensive iPhone, in Android you have some serious decisions to make when it comes to buying a new phone.Android celebrates... Read more

Last minute Cyber Monday week SIM-only deals: Free £100 EE Reward card

Last minute Cyber Monday week SIM-only deals: Free £100 EE Reward card

By Hassan Mohammed

Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence in the consumer market. There are at least two reasons for this. Firstly, carriers (or networks) don't make much money on selling phones, and so they can make practically... Read more

Forget your password? No worries, just let Samsung scan your palm

Forget your password? No worries, just let Samsung scan your palm

By Elyse Betters

Samsung is looking into a new way of verifying your identity and, oddly, reminding you of your password should you ever forget it.The company, which already offers biometric-based unlocking technologies on its devices, ranging from facial recognition... Read more

Best budget smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy for under £200

Best budget smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy for under £200

By Britta O'Boyle

The budget smartphone market has really come into its own over the last couple of years, with numerous devices appearing with price tags under £200 and an aim to offer you a good enough smartphone experience that you don't need to splash half a grand... Read more

EE Hawk is a £150 smartphone capable of 300mbps download speeds

EE Hawk is a £150 smartphone capable of 300mbps download speeds

By Max Langridge

EE has introduced the Hawk smartphone, a wallet-friendly device at £150 that is Cat 6-enabled, meaning it can support 4G+ download speeds up to 300mbps. The Hawk has already proven to produce download speeds of 238mbps at London's Wembley Stadium on... Read more

Apple iPhone X problems: Common problems and how to fix them

Apple iPhone X problems: Common problems and how to fix them

By Elyse Betters

Now that people are getting their hands on the iPhone X, many are struggling to understand some of the new features and gestures, while others are realising that that there a few problems to overcome too.The iPhone X is undoubtedly the biggest and boldest... Read more

Is HMD working on a new Nokia 5? Leaked benchmark suggests yes

Is HMD working on a new Nokia 5? Leaked benchmark suggests yes

By Elyse Betters

HMD Global appears to be working on a new Nokia phone.There is currently a lot of excitement about the company's yet-to-be-announced Nokia 9, which is expected to launch next year as a high-end flagship device, but little has been said so far about HMD's... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: Flagship design without the flagship price tag
4.5 stars

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: Flagship design without the flagship price tag

By Mike Lowe

It's finally happened: Xiaomi, the affordable Chinese phone brand, has worked its way over to Europe. Well, Spain for the time being. But we've prised a top-spec Mi Mix 2 handset from overseas to see how it holds up in ol' Blighty - which is of particular... Read more

Motorola to release X5, E5 and G6 smartphones in 2018, Play name to return

Motorola to release X5, E5 and G6 smartphones in 2018, Play name to return

By Max Langridge

It seems like only yesterday we were writing about the Motorola Moto X4, and in fact our review of the current X-series flagship only went live at the beginning of this month. But in the world of smartphones things move at lightning speed, so much so,... Read more

LG G7 and Samsung Galaxy S9 could go head-to-head at CES 2018

LG G7 and Samsung Galaxy S9 could go head-to-head at CES 2018

By Max Langridge

Both the LG G7 and Samsung Galaxy S9 (and S9+) could all launch at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, according to industry analysts, as the South Korean manufacturers want to get their newest products into the market first to fend off any competition. The news comes... Read more

Huge discount on Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, up to £240 off for Cyber Monday

Huge discount on Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, up to £240 off for Cyber Monday

By Cam Bunton

With Black Friday weekend now winding down you may have assumed no more good discounts would be available. If you did, we're pleased to inform you that there's still some more life left in this discount extravaganza yet.  Best Black Friday and Cyber... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK phone deals: Apple iPhone 8, Samsung S8 and Pixel 2 sales

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK phone deals: Apple iPhone 8, Samsung S8 and Pixel 2 sales

By Chris Hall

There's no doubt that the smartphone is king. It's probably the device that you use the most, covet the most and pay the most for, on a regular basis. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 already getting underway for many phone retailers already,... Read more

Honor 9 bargain: At £299 this excellent mid-range phone keeps getting cheaper

Honor 9 bargain: At £299 this excellent mid-range phone keeps getting cheaper

By Mike Lowe

The award-winning Honor 9 smartphone has had its price slashed for a Black Friday bargain on Amazon: at £299, that's an amazing saving of £70. See the Honor 9 on Amazon UK The phone - which won Best Mid-Price Phone at the Pocket-lint Awards 2017 - merges... Read more

Best Christmas: Gift ideas, decorations, jumpers and more

Best Christmas: Gift ideas, decorations, jumpers and more

By Stuart Miles

Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Yes, it's that time of year again when you get to eat mince pies and drink mulled wine and not feel guilty about it.But do you need inspiration? Maybe some ideas of what to get yourself or your... Read more

OnePlus 5T tips and tricks: The essential guide to the all-screen flagship killer

OnePlus 5T tips and tricks: The essential guide to the all-screen flagship killer

By Cam Bunton

OnePlus 5T has just been launched, and while it's pricier than its predecessors, it's still a good amount of phone for the £449 price tag. It's comfortably cheaper than the likes of the Pixel 2 XL, iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy S8 Plus, and offers a true... Read more

Zizo Black Friday deals: Get 50 per cent off all cases

Zizo Black Friday deals: Get 50 per cent off all cases

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Smartphone case manufacturer Zizo is offering 50 per cent off all its cases in the run up to Black Friday.Considered one of the toughest range of cases on the market, the Bolt, Ion, and Static are all 50 per cent off their usual RRP in the run up to Black... Read more

Best Black Friday SIM-only deals: Make huge savings on high-data plans

Best Black Friday SIM-only deals: Make huge savings on high-data plans

By Max Langridge

It's not just SIM-free smartphones and phone contracts that are being discounted this Black Friday, but SIM-only plans are getting in on the action too. SIM-only plans already tend to offer fantastic value for money, giving you a decent number of minutes... Read more

Up to 50% off on refurbished phones this Black Friday

Up to 50% off on refurbished phones this Black Friday

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Quick Mobile Fix is giving you up to 50 per cent off on selected products this Black Friday allowing you to get some of the greatest smartphones on the market for a fraction of their usual price.The site, which specialises in refurbished phones, cases,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Gear VR headset for just £379, grab a bargain before it's gone...

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Gear VR headset for just £379, grab a bargain before it's gone...

By Mike Lowe

It's Black Friday, so tis the season to grab a bargain.John Lewis is offering a cracker: the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone, in gold finish, for just £379 - check out the deal here.Not only that, the handset comes with a Samsung Gear VR headset to dive... Read more

Apple iPhone 2018: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 2018: What's the story so far?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced three iPhones in September 2017 in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus followed the traditional iPhone design, while the iPhone X shook things up a little.What does that mean for next year's... Read more

Google starts rolling out Google Lens to Pixel devices

Google starts rolling out Google Lens to Pixel devices

By Max Langridge

Google has announced that its new Google Lens AI-based recognition software will begin rolling out to English-based Pixel phones in the UK, US, Australia, Canada, India and Singapore over the coming weeks. What is Google Lens and how do you use it? Google... Read more

Apple iPhone SE could be set for a comeback in 2018

Apple iPhone SE could be set for a comeback in 2018

By Max Langridge

Apple's wallet-friendly iPhone SE (wallet-friendly by Apple standards, that is) could make a return to stores according to a report from the Economic Daily News in China. The news outlet's report says that Wistron, the Indian company responsible for building... Read more

All 2018 iPhones could support gigabit LTE data transmission speeds

All 2018 iPhones could support gigabit LTE data transmission speeds

By Max Langridge

You can expect data speeds of the entire 2018 iPhone lineup to be vastly improved, as they will allegedly support gigabit LTE transmission and 4x4 MIMO standards, according to usually reliable industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple iPhone 2018: What's the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 not expected to undergo radical redesign, incremental updates expected instead

Samsung Galaxy S9 not expected to undergo radical redesign, incremental updates expected instead

By Max Langridge

Samsung isn't expected to make too many drastic changes to the design of the Galaxy S9, instead relying on the largely successful design of the Galaxy S8, at least, that's according to usually reliable leaker Evan Blass. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's... Read more

HTC U11 Life review: The ups and downs of Life
4.0 stars

HTC U11 Life review: The ups and downs of Life

By Mike Lowe

One of 2017's best - and perhaps most underrated - phones is the HTC U11. With its top-spec innards and unique two-tone colour rear, it's one of the most striking phones on the market. And it has a baby brother: the HTC U11 Life, a mid-level equivalent... Read more